After the success of the One & Two Openworked last year, Speake-Marin launches in 2018 the new generation of One & Two with closed dial: Academic, SMA03 Calibre.
Since 2014, Speake-Marin has initiated a movement strategy to fully develop and assemble inhouse movements within its atelier in Neuchatel area, Switzerland. This new strategy gave birth to the “SMA” collection, which includes Openworked, closed dials and Haute Horlogerie movements.
Speake-Marin has focused in a first time its efforts on Haute Horlogerie 3 Hz movements (Minute Repeater and Double Tourbillon). In a second time, Speake-Marin has developed Hour Minutes Seconds 4Hz movements, which were featured in the new One&Two design as an Openworked movement named SMA01. This movement has the particularity to have the small seconds counter at 1:30. The new Calibre SMA03 is part of the SMA movement family and introduces the first closed dial with small seconds at 1:30.
The small seconds at 1:30 meets the Speake-Marin objective to twist the watchmaking codes: Speake-Marin is indeed the only watchmaker who positions the small seconds there. It is actually a real constraint in terms of movement development since the small seconds at 1:30 has to go through the time setting module.
With the Academic dial, Speake-Marin explores the multi layer levels that plunge us into the Speake-Marin blue depth. The perspective is given thanks to an optic effect: the finish is polished in the middle while matt in the background. The small seconds counter is like suspended in the air and demonstrates the watch chronometry. Finally, the logotype at 7 o’clock echoes the small seconds counter and gives some symmetry and balance to the dial.
Four Roman numerals, a clear silver minute index and heart-shaped hands (gold coated or rhodium plated) sign these Speake-Marin new creations.
Calibre SMA03, self-winding movement with micro-rotor
Power reserve: 52 hours
Hour Minutes and Seconds indications
Small seconds at 1:30
One&Two ACADEMIC Titanium
Case: New generation Piccadilly case in titanium (Grade 5); Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating; Diameter: 38 or 42 mm; water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Two levels blue dial: polished finish in the middle and mat finish in the background. Heart-shaped rhodium plated hands.
Strap: Dark blue alligator – Folding buckle in titanium
Limited Edition: 20 watches of each
Reference: 38mm: 413807010 | 42mm: 414207010
Price: 38mm: CHF 11,500 tax included | 42mm: CHF 12,000 tax included
One&Two ACADEMIC Red Gold
Case: New generation Piccadilly case in 18K red gold; Front sapphire crystal treated with anti-reflective coating; Diameter: 38 or 42 mm; water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Dial: Two levels blue dial: polished finish in the middle and mat finish in the background. Heart-shaped gold coated hands
Strap: Dark blue alligator; Pin buckle in 18K red gold
Limited edition: 10 watches of each
Reference: 38mm: 423807010 | 42mm: 424207010
Price: 38mm: CHF 25,300 tax included | 42mm: CHF 27,500 tax included